Cutting Down The School House Gates
Kravitz quietly turned the law on its head ... Whenever a judge refers to the "new age of the internet," you can be assured that something bad is about to come ... they don't understand the internet and they most assuredly have no respect for it ... The fact that speech, published on the internet, is theoretically accessible anywhere anytime does not make it on-campus anymore than a book published 300 years ago on another continent that sits on the library shelf is transformed into on-campus speech ... information is no longer controlled exclusively by the grown-ups, and they just can't stand it ... Kravitz really needs to figure out which side of the Constitution demands the protection of a federal judge, no matter how deferential he feels toward school officials ...
By ATTY. SCOTT GREENFIELD
The Avery Doninger case, Connecticut's contribution to the death of speech for students, has taken yet another turn for the worst according to the New Haven Register.
[Doninger lawyer Jon] Schoenhorn noted Doninger wrote the characterization on her personal blog at home. But in his ruling, issued Jan. 15, Kravitz said in the new age of the Internet, “Off-campus speech can become on-campus speech with the click of a mouse.”
Kravitz also wrote, “Today, students are connected to each other through e-mail, instant messaging, blogs, social networking sites and text messages. An e-mail can be sent to dozens or hundreds of other students by hitting ‘send.’”
Whenever a judge refers to the "new age of the internet," you can be assured that something bad is about to come. It's not the judges don't like the internet, or don't use the internet, but they don't understand the internet and they most assuredly have no respect for it. Very few judges are of the age that they surf. Instead, their children surf, or maybe even their grandchildren. Anything your children or grandchildren do is a game. It's not serious. Whatever pastimes judges enjoy is worthy. Kids play games. Argue that golf is a waste of time and a game for idiots, and see how many friends you make in the federal judiciary.
In ruling Judge Mark Kravitz quietly turned the law on its head, all because of the internet.
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